Motorcycle accidents in Arkansas are devastating no matter how serious they are. Even an ‘every-day’ crash can cause life-altering injuries for any individual involved. However, the risk of fatality is also extremely high. Indeed, not only are motorcyclists more likely to be involved in crashes than automobile operators, they’re more likely to be seriously injured or killed in a crash. Statistics collected by the Insurance Information Institute show that motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries in a crash than their automobile operating cousins.
However, out of all the types of motorcycle collisions (rear-end, sideswiping, “right-hook”), there’s one that’s more deadly than all the rest combined: head-on collisions.
Head-On Collisions Represent Lion’s Share of Fatal Crashes
The vast majority of fatal motorcycle accidents in Arkansas involve head-on collisions. Those are crashes during which one (or sometimes both) vehicles stray from their designated lane and collide with the other at speed. Some estimates crafted from crash statistics suggest that over 77% of all fatal motorcycle accidents are head-on collisions. Continue reading ›